N262BN FOR MINISTRY OF WORKS AND HOUSING AS BUHARI PRESENTS N10.73 TRILLION 2020 BUDGET TO NASS

President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday, presented the 2020 appropriation bill with total expenditure of N10.73 trillion to the National Assembly. Buhari revealed that the said the Federal Government will spend N125 billion on the National Assembly got, the Judiciary got N110bn, the National Human Rights Council (NHRC) got 2.5bn while constituency projects got N100 billion. […]

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FUNKE AKINDELE’S DEBUT DIRECTORIAL WITH EBONYLIFE FILMS ‘YOUR EXCELLENCY’, HITS THE CINEMAS 13TH DECEMBER 2019

EbonyLife Films, producer of Fifty, The Wedding Party movies and Chief Daddy has kicked off the promotional campaign for its latest feature film, the social-media-driven political comedy, Your Excellency, with the official cinema poster. The colourful artwork features Akin Lewis as Chief Olalekan Ajadi, Funke Akindele-Bello as his wife, Kemi, and some of Nollywood’s most […]

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FIDELITY BANK LAUNCHES GAIM SEASON 4 TO PROMOTE CULTURE OF SAVINGS

Fidelity Bank Plc, top Nigerian lender last Thursday announced the introduction of a new savings campaign in Lagos, as part of concerted efforts to promote the culture of savings amongst Nigerians. The Savings campaign which will ride primarily on digital technologies is one of the many initiatives of the bank aimed at rewarding new and […]

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NIGERIA’S ISRAEL ADESANYA FLATTENS ROBERT WHITTAKER, BECOMES UNDISPUSTED UFC 243 CHAMPION

It took Israel Adesanya less than two years and only seven fights to become the best middleweight in the UFC. At UFC 243 Melbourne, Australia, Adesanya capped off an incredible run since joining the roster by knocking out Robert Whittaker in the second round in a title unification bout in front of more than 57,000 […]

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‘CREDIBLE ID MANAGEMENT WILL FOSTER ACCESS TO CREDIT’- HERITAGE BANK MD IFIE SEKIBO SPEAKS

The Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, MD/CEO, Heritage Bank, Mr Ifie Sekibo , has stressed the need for the federal government to work towards creating a credible and strong identity management towards expanding access to credit in the country. Sekibo noted that while the Bank Verification Number (BVN) has been able to create a […]

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FIDELITY BANK DONATES LABORATORY TO CORRECTIONAL HOME

Fidelity Bank Plc, top Nigerian lender has handed over a well-equipped, state-of-the-art Kitchen/Catering Laboratory for the use of students at the Girls Correctional Home, Idi-Araba, Lagos. The project, according to the bank, is a clear demonstration of its unwavering support towards enhancing the lives and wellbeing of less privileged members of the society. Speaking at […]

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SOUTH AFRICA GRANTS AIR PEACE RIGHTS TO OPERATE DAILY FLIGHTS

The ministry of foreign affairs says the South African government had granted Air Peace’s request to commence commercial flights to Johannesburg, South Africa. Ferdinard Nwoye, a spokesperson for the ministry, made this known in a statement released in Abuja on Monday. “The Ministry of Foreign Affairs wishes to inform that the South African Government has […]

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AFRICA’S BIGGEST FASHION EXPERIENCE, GTBANK’S FASHION WEEKEND 2019 SET TO HOLD IN NOVEMBER

This November, industry leaders, style connoisseurs and fashion enthusiasts from across the globe will converge in Lagos, Nigeria for the 4th edition of the GTBank Fashion Weekend. Holding Saturday the 9th and Sunday the 10th of November 2019 at the GTCentre, Plot 1, Water Corporation Drive, Oniru, the 2-day event will put a spotlight on […]

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ART CASTLE ACADEMY WINS 3RD EDITION OF FELABRATION AFROBICS DANCE COMPETITION

After an intriguing evening of music, dance and drama at the New Africa Shrine, Art Castle Academy has emerged winner of the third edition of the Felabration Afrobics dance competition after beating seventeen other group and individual contestants. The Felabration Afrobics dance competition officially flags-off Felabration 2019, celebration of the music, life and times of […]

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AFFC LAUDS HERITAGE BANK ON YOUTH, ENTERTAINMENT DEVT

African Freestyle Football (AFFC) Championship 2019 in collaboration with World Freestyle Football Association (WFFA) have commended Heritage Bank Plc for its pivotal role in enhancing youth development and engendering the Nigeria’s entertainment space on the world’s stage. The 2019 African Freestyle Football Championship ended on a high note, with defending champion Abdul Titi Kone of […]

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OLAMIDE, FLAVOUR, OTHERS THRILL FANS AT ZENITH BANK ASPIRE MUSIC FESTIVAL

It was a night filled with magnificence and splendor as music lovers and fun-seekers were treated to topnotch entertainment at the Zenith Bank Aspire Music Festival which held on Saturday, September 21, 2019 at the Harbour Point Event Centre, Victoria Island, Lagos. The musical festival lived up to its billing as the most anticipated entertainment […]

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ACCESS BANK, BARCLAYS, OTHERS LAUNCH GLOBAL PRINCIPLES FOR RESPONSIBLE BANKING

Nigeria’s sustainability champion, Access Bank Plc., yesterday, launched the Global Principles for Responsible Banking as one of the Founding Signatories alongside other global banks. This is a further commitment to strategically align its business with the Sustainable Development Goals and the Paris Agreement on Climate Change. By signing the Principles, Access Bank is demonstrating its […]

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UNILORIN GRABS N120M SEEDING LABS EQUIPMENT GRANT

The University of Ilorin says its Department of Chemistry has secured a Seeding Labs Equipment grant worth over N120 million. According to the University of Ilorin Bulletin issued on Monday, the department submitted two research proposals on Cancer and Cosmeceuticals that eventually won the grant for the institution. According to the publication, the principal investigator, […]

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SOUTH-EAST GOVS REJECT LIVESTOCK PLAN

South-East governors have rejected the National Livestock Transformation Plan (NLTP) proposed by the National Economic Council (NEC) to address the lingering crisis between farmers and herdsmen. Ebonyi State Governor, who doubles as Chairman, South-East Governors’ Forum, David Umahi, told THISDAY at the weekend that although the NLTP is a voluntary programme of the federal government, […]

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